Workshops & Classes

At MRP we are about more than photography, we are interested and excited about educating, motivating, and inspiring people of all ages. We understand that the only way to grow individually is to share your wisdom and understanding with others. How wonderful does it feel when you shine so that others may shine!?

If you or someone you know is looking to expand your knowledge of photography then you are in the right place and we would LOVE to help!

 
I took a photography class with Sacred to learn how to operate my camera and take manual pictures. She was such a wonderful teacher: patient, encouraging, knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for her students...
— Kerstin P.

Digital Photography for Kids - 1:1 Workshop

Sundays │March 3 - April 7, 2019 │ 2 –4PM

$375.00

with Sacred Amos

Calling all kids ages 11 – 18 with a passion for photography! Sacred will lead a group of aspiring young photographers on a fun, hands on journey of photographic exploration and learning.

 In Digital Photography for Kids, students will be exposed to the phenomenal work of photographers like Gordon Parks & Annie Leibovitz, Danielle “D” Finney, Stanley Babb, as well as amazing young photographers.

 During this four-session workshop, participants will learn to:

  • Set up a basic photographic workflow that they can continue to use long after the workshop is finished: Capture, transfer, post-process, and print

  • Operate their cameras on manual mode and come to understand how manual operation of their cameras results in greater creative control

  • Develop their photographs using Lightroom

Practice, homework and hands on activities will be a major component of this workshop. The group will learn how to enhance their photos through the use of Lightroom.

Registration Terms and Conditions

Who should take this course

Kids ages 11–18, with a passion for photography—no experience required!


Pertinent details

  • This is a one-on-one workshop (if you are looking for a group session check out our Beginners Photography workshop)

  • Daily photo walks

  • Instruction on manual operation of camera

  • Introduction to Lightroom Classic CC for archiving and editing

Course tuition includes

  • Workbook

Required materials

  • Digital camera with manual controls (DSLR or mirrorless) with memory card and battery charger

  • A laptop with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC installed

Sample Class Schedule

March 3 - April 7, 2019 │ 2 –4PM

 Each day’s class will consist of a photo walk and instruction on camera operation or Lightroom.

Day 1: Instruction on manual operation of camera and a photo walk

Day 2: Review of manual operation, photo walk, and importing and making a catalog in Lightroom

Day 3: Photo walk, review of importing, and introduction of developing in Lightroom

Day 4: Photo walk, review of basic developing, and learning more developing tools in Lightroom

Day 5: Photo walk and more time to edit your photos

Day 6: Finish editing and submit chosen image for printing


If you are picking up your camera for the first time, recently purchased a new camera, or are a beginner this class is for you. This is an entry-level class to get you comfortable with your camera. Then, expand your knowledge and expertise with our Digital Photography Essentials workshop.

Camera Basics

Date TBD

Location TBD

This one session photography workshop will get you comfortable with the core features on your camera. Learn how to take your camera off automatic mode and make the most of manual mode including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Participants must have a DSLR (digital camera with manual controls and interchangeable lenses) or any digital camera that can operate in manual mode. A passion for photography is a plus!

1 session

5 hours

$95

A snack is provided and multiple breaks will be given. It will be a good time!

Who should take this course

This basic photography course is for anyone 19 or older with a passion for photography—no experience required

Pertinent details

  • Maximum 8 students

  • 1 Session

  • 2 Hours

Required materials

  • Digital camera with manual controls (DSLR or mirrorless)

Q: What is the minimum age requirement for kids to attend: 

A: Ages 19 and older are welcome to attend the Camera Basics workshop

Q: Are materials provided and included in the price of the class?

A: Yes, you will receive a course booklet. You need to bring your own camera, charger, fully charged battery, and memory card. No tripod or extra lenses are needed.

Q: Is this class hands on?

A: Yes

Q: Can I make up the class if I miss one?

A: No, this is a one day workshop

*Learning is always more fun when you can enjoy it with a friend. Bring a friend and you both will enjoy 10% off of your workshop fee!


Digital Photography I: Beginners Photography Intro

3 hour class

6 sessions

$325

Date & Time TBD

Location: TBD

This beginning level class is designed to introduced attendees to the fundamental operations, techniques, and vocabulary of digital photography. They will learn how to take their camera off automatic mode and make the most of manual adjustments including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Your child will be exposed to the work of inspirational photographers past and present, and practice will be a large part of this workshop while exploring the outdoors on daily photo walks.  

Guided photo walks and local field trips are still in the works and have not been confirmed as of yet.

The last day will be dedicated to creating a presentation of their best work. 

Who should take this course

This basic photography course is for anyone 19 or older with a passion for photography—no experience required

Pertinent details

  • Maximum 10 students

  • 6 Session

  • 2 Hours

Required materials

  • Digital camera with manual controls (DSLR or mirrorless) a passion for photography is a plus!

Location: A detailed email will be sent regarding the meeting location.

Students must provide their own lunch

10 seats available per session (when full, a waiting list will be created until we receive enough students to fill an additional class)

Q & A

Q: Who will be teaching/leading the class?

A: Tiarra "Sacred" Overstreet-Amos, Owner/Photographer/Creator/Blogger of Moon Reflections Photography will be instructing the class.  Wife and mother of two, born and raised in Michigan. A published photographer, military veteran of the United States Air Force, who holds a degree in Communication from University of Michigan (Go Blue!), in my spare time I substitute teach children of all ages.  

 I have loved photography since I was in high school, I enjoy good food, traveling and of course my family!

Q: Do I need to have my own camera? Does it have to be manual?

A: Yes, you do need to have a DSLR or at the least a point and shoot with the ability to change modes. 

Not to worry if you don't have a super expensive camera or one at all. I can direct you to an inexpensive option that you can purchase in addition to the course. We encourage signing up as early as possible in case you need to purchase a camera.

Q: Where will the classes be held?

A: Classes are held in different locations, a detailed email will be sent regarding the meeting location upon registration. Classes are usually held in Detroit and surrounding areas.

Q: Do you offer any discounts if I have more than one child?

Yes, indeed we do! Siblings receive a $25 discount off of their tuition. That means the first child is admitted under the full tuition fee and each additional sibling will receive $25 off of their tuition fee.

Q: Can I makeup a class if I miss one?

A: Yes, but only one class will be made up.

Q: Is there a certificate of completion available to me after completing their class?

A: No

Q: Is this class hands on?

A: Yes

Q: What is the minimum age requirement for kids to attend?

Minimum age of 11 years or older

Q: Are materials provided and included in the price of the class?

Yes & No, you need to provide your own DSLR camera. We will provide you with a syllabus, workbook, and notebook.